'Yalda' wins Grand Prix Cinéma du magazine ELLE

TEHRAN, Oct. 10 (MNA) – Iranian feature film ‘Yalda, A Night for Forgiveness’ directed by Masoud Bakhshi, has won the Grand Prix Cinéma du magazine ELLE in France.

Directed by Masoud Bakhshi, ‘Yalda, A Night for Forgiveness' won the votes of the 70 jurors at the 10th ELLE Cinema Grand Prix.

‘Yalda, A Night for Forgiveness' depicts the future of a young woman facing retributive justice play out live on the country’s most popular reality show.

Behnaz Jafari, Faqiheh Soltani, Fereshteh Sadr-Orafaee, Bahram Afshar, Fereshteh Hosseini and Babak Karimi are among the cast members of the flick.

The film has won a top prize at the Sundance Film Festival in the US. The festival's World Cinema dramatic section gave its grand jury award to 'Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness', a drama by Iranian filmmaker Masoud Bakhshi.

The film has so far gained international recognition by attending a number of events and winning a number of awards, including the Grand Jury Award at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival in the US. 

The film has also screened in both summer and autumn editions of Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, which was held in September and October.

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